Timeless Conflicts, End of Classic War
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Timeless Conflicts, End of Classic War

Timeless Conflicts, End of Classic War

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Published: August 29, 2016 0 0 1K
By: John Ess, Cal State San Marcos
Category: History
Hashtags: #conventionalwarfare #History #insurgency #Military

Originally written in May, 2016 for a modern war history class. British General Rupert Smith argues that industrialized nations have adapted their militaries, economies and societies to be able to endlessly wage a low intensity level of warfare, signaling an end of the "classic" style of warfare. These wars often are fought amongst civilians and do not have clear military objectives. In this paper, I agree with Smith on his points about the nature of small warfare, but disagree with him when he states that nuclear weapons have made conventional industrialized warfare obsolete.